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East Bergholt - Birthplace of John Constable

The Street - Constable

VILLAGE MATTERS (News & What's on)

You can find the Parish Council minutes with the recommendation to refuse the application DC/24/02093 from Hills for more intensive development for Phase 2 of the Heath Road site, together with the planning policies the application contravenes below:,%20Gaston%20Street,%20East%20Bergholt/ZDraft%20Minutes%2013.06.24.Parish%20Council%20Meeting.5.pdf?q=638543972638413801

Public Consultation

Drop in session to talk to the team and view prospective plans for Holly Farm, East End and the Use of Land for Special Education Needs
All Welcome.
25th June 2024
East Bergholt Church
The Street, East Bergholt
3pm – 8pm

Traffic Notice-

There are works scheduled during the first quarter of this calendar year on Heath Road between Putticks Lane and Woodgates Road. We have not been given an exact date for these works.

The Parish Council held a series of workshops to investigate new projects and initiatives for development of facilities in the village.
The projects were initially identified as priorities during the first Neighbourhood Plan and have been added to by the work undertaken during the revision of the plan.
The projects take in the impact of the growth of the village, and where we expect the demand to be increasing. It is expected that the investment programme will be funded from a combination of PC reserves, CIL monies and applications for grants from other organisations.
The results of the workshops are outlined in full in a paper presented to the PC and which can be found on our website.
The projects will undergo further feasibility studies with the results being brought back to the PC between now and Sept 2024.

The key points from this are:

- The projects arise from the consultation on our first NP and include the work to revise the NP.
- successful consultation on NP revisions on 3 Feb and associated survey indicates strong village support for these initiatives
- PC has scoped the projects and will report back to the PC with feasibility studies between now and Sept 2024
- Click below for the link to the full paper:

8.4 EBPC workshops feedback strategic investment plan 2024.pdf (

No Cold Calling Zones and No Cold Calling stickers

How to take action on unwanted cold callers at your door.

A No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ) is a nominated area where residents have stated that they do not want traders to cold call at their homes without being invited. They are set up if they meet proportionality criteria that includes incidents of doorstep crime or distraction burglary, are a population more susceptible to doorstep crime, and are within a defined geographic area.

Residents in the nominated NCCZ area are consulted with and with their agreement a NCCZ is set up and an information pack, door sticker and street signage provided.

Trading Standards have set up zones in Suffolk, in partnership with residents, Councillors, Police colleagues and partners.

The zones have been designed to:

  • reduce doorstep crime and distraction burglaries
  • deter cold callers
  • educate residents and empower them not to engage with cold callers

There are currently nearly 200 zones throughout Suffolk, protecting approximately 10,000 homes. Further zones are always under development.

Over 20,000 further homes are individually protected by the supply of a No Cold Calling door sticker.

For further info:

No Cold Calling Zones and No Cold Calling stickers - Suffolk County Council


A copy of the draft order and plans showing the road affected, together with a copy of the Council’s reasons for this proposal, may be seen with advance notice at the address below, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday – Friday and at Capel St Mary Library, Village Hall, The Street, Capel St Mary, IP9 2EF, Tuesday; 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Thursday 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding public holidays and bank holidays). Objections or any other representations related to the proposed waiting restrictions, specifying the grounds on which they are made, must reach Suffolk County Council Legal Services at the address below or at not later than11 October 2023. Please bear in mind that any such correspondence cannot be regarded as confidential and may be inspected by any interested party.

Traffic in the Village - Feedback from Workshop 24-May-2023

The workshop was held at the Congregational Church East Bergholt on the evening of 24 May 2023.

78 people attended. Most completed a Feedback Form, a summary on concerns focusing on:

  • Traffic speeds.
  • Inadequate parking, corner parking, pavement and green verge parking
  • 3. Hadleigh Rd and Village Centre parking.
  • 4. Traffic volumes, and pupil safety outside Nursery, Primary and High Schools.
  • 5. Narrow and non existent pavements and vegetation growing across paths.

Suggestions to help alleviate issues included:

  • provide public electric charging points for those without off street parking
  • introduce time limited parking outside the Co-Op/ Village Centre/ Burnt Oak corner.
  • widen pavements.
  • yellow lines low cost solution.
  • village gateway at Primary School.
  • 15 mph limit on Flatford Lane/ Quite lane designation.
  • new pavement from War Memorial to Fen Lane.
  • larger village car park.
  • use pumpkin patch for car park.
  • extend lay-by on Hadleigh Road.
  • cycle path up Touchy Hill.
  • cycle paths to both schools.
  • one way Gandish Road.
  • chicanes at village entrances.

Other issues

  • road bumps difficult for disabled
  • improve public transport
  • parking not addressed in PJA report
  • 4 Sisters junction.

Comments on Post-It Notes - these mainly reiterated the Feedback Form issues but some new suggestions did emerge:

  • provide disabled access across the village cycle path to Manningtree
  • connect up pavements across the village by filling missing gaps
  • speed cameras on B1070
  • 30mph limit on Straight Rd
  • 20mph limit in village
  • businesses to provide off street parking for staff
  • have the PJA interventions worked elsewhere?
  • what are the costs/ how funded?

Feedback from Group Discussions
The resounding high-level themes from the Group Discussions were:

  • need for coherent and joined-up parking proposals/ solutions across the village
  • safety issues outside the schools and nursery caused by traffic are a major issue
  • insufficient parking at both schools needs a solution.
  • speed limits across the village are favoured but must be enforceable.
  • wider and complete pavements and cycle paths would assist everyone.
  • Touchy Hill footpath and cycle path needed - are paths beyond the hedges possible, including Straight Road ?

Overall KEY themes

Ranking of PJA’s Proposals based on Feedback at the Workshop.

  • 37 feedback forms were completed with ranked proposals.
  • some of these forms represented a group response,
  • and it is estimated that the forms represent at least 50 people out of the 78 who signed the register and attended on the night.

RESULTS in descending order of importance based on mean rank scores were:

  1. B Heath Rd B1070/ High School. 2.5
  2. G 20mph limit 3.1
  3. D Village Centre. 3.5
  4. C Hadleigh Road/Street Junction. 3.7
  5. A Heath Road B1070/ Gaston End. 4.7
  6. F Burnt Oak Corner. 5.3
  7. H Village Gateways. 5.8
  8. E Rectory Hill - War Memorial. 7.1

There were 16 forms that had added proposal to address the Primary School/ Nursery/ Hadleigh Road Parking as a new option (I)This scored an average 1.25, so well above the rest. This concern also came through very strongly from the Group feedback.

The interventions that were ranked first most often were;

  • 20mph limit, 14 times out of 37 responses
  • Heath Road B1070/ High School 13 times out of 35 responses
  • Primary School/ Hadleigh Rd 10 times out of 16 responses - the outside entry!
  • Village Centre, 6 times out of 34 responses
  • Hadleigh Road / Street Junction 2/34
  • Village Gateways 1/33

Prepared and published on website: 7.6.23

Download the full feedback report EBNP Traffic Management Workshop 24-May-2023 feedback.pdf

Suffolk County Council Highways - Reporting Problems

Two Parish Councillors recently visited the local Suffolk County Council Highways Service Delivery Centre. The Highways Officers advised our Councillors that the most effective way of reporting any Highways issues is via the County Council's online reporting tool. Any problem will then be picked up and allocated a reference number. The issue will be looked at by an appropriate member of the Highways Team, prioritised, the area will be inspected if considered necessary, and a solution to any required work will be allocated, if considered appropriate.

For further information on any of the above contact the East Bergholt Parish Clerk.

Your Elected Representatives

Parliament Member James Cartlidge Email
County Councillor Georgia Hall Email
District Council John Hinton Email
Parish Council See List of Councillors Email

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